An illegal telephone exchange has been busted by the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch in Nerul. The police inform that innumerable international phone calls were secretly diverted on local cell phones, which has caused losses worth Rs 2.16 crore to the Indian government. After receiving information from the central telecom department and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, the Navi Mumbai Crime Bracnh traced innumerable international calls diverted to local cell phones from Kalpatru Cooperative Housing Society in Sector 19, Nerul. During the raid the police confiscated seven mobile phones, 23 SIM cards and computers with Internet connections, following, which an FIR has been registered under section 420 of the IPC and section 120 (b) of the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 against the main accused T P Shamshuddin and his associates. The modus operandi of the telephone exchange operators not let International Calls be pass through ISD phone gateway by diverting international calls to the mobile phones of local users. International callers aware of the exchange called here first. Their calls were then diverted to Dolphin, Airtel or Cellone users through softwares like voice over Internet protocol. The case has put Navi Mumbai Police on high alert for checking out of similar rackets are operating from the city. Such cases are more concerning as they cannot be tapped by the central telecom department.
November 10, 2015
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